William Harold Cubley 1814-1896
William Harold Cubley was respected not only for his artistic achievements, but his involvement in local affairs. He was elected Mayor in 1866, and he painted many of Newark’s aldermen and mayors. He taught art at Newark Magnus Grammar School.
Cubley had a great love of landscape, at which he excelled both in watercolours and oils. He depicted local views, of which Crow Trees at Farndon is one, and also scenery around Britain.
Henry Hadfield Cubley 1858-1934
Henry Hadfield Cubley was born in Newark, and was the nephew of William Cubley. In 1888 he moved to Matlock Bath, Derbys., exhibiting his work at the Royal Academy the previous year. One of his paintings, Valley of the Derwent was exhibited in Nottingham in 1895. He last exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1902.